Gammon & Apricots

  • Grilled gammon and grilled pineapple (usually tinned) is a very popular dish in England.
  • Whilst doing some research I discovered that a much older idea is to have apricots with gammon.
  • Apricots were very popular in Elizabethan times, when fruit and meat together were often served.
  • Apricots in these dishes could have been dried apricots but here I have used tinned apricots halves.
  • Apricots in Polish are morela.
  • Apricots are from the Genus Prunus and they are drupes – stone fruits.
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  • Fruit served with meat is very popular in Poland and I think this dish would be well liked.
  • Gammon slices have been used here but this dish could be adapted to use a large piece of ham or gammon.


  • A thick piece of gammon per person
  • 2 apricot halves (tinned) per person – ones in syrup are the best.


  • Grill the gammon on both sides.
  • Drain the apricots from their juice/syrup.
  • Grill the apricots.
  • Serve the gammon with the apricots.
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  • This would go well with potatoes & garden peas and/or a cabbage salad.

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3 thoughts on “Gammon & Apricots”

  1. I looked this up.
    Gammon is (pork) meat that is cured ( by salting, brining or smoking) and is sold RAW.
    Ham is ( [pork)meat that is dry-cured or cooked and sold ready to eat.
    So once you have cooked your gammon – it is ham.


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